Posted by GRANDNEWS | 12 February 2020 | 263 times
Boko Haram insurgents invaded Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, just hours after the visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, resulting in pandemonium
Buhari had paid a condolence visit to the people of the state, flying directly from Addis Ababa, Ethopia, on Wednesday over the killing of 30 persons on Sunday.
According to a report by TheCable, a resident claimed that the insurgents were shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes.
“We are under serious attack right now. Boko Haram stormed the town hours after the president left,” he said.
Speaking at the palace of Abubakar Elkanemi, the Shehu of Borno, the President had said Boko Haram could not thrive without local support.
“This Boko Haram or whatever they are, cannot come up to Maiduguri or environs without the local leadership knowing because traditionally the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas. So with my understanding of our culture, I wonder how Boko Haram survives up till now,” he had said.
Boko Haram has continued to inflict hardship on residents of North-Eastern states, despite efforts of the government to put the group in check. ( Credit: TheCable)
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